FRANCE: No More Marshals

The big square knapsacks of the French poilus were lightened last week of the Marshal's batons, which, said Napoleon, every French soldier carries. At a meeting of the French Cabinet, it was decided that "the dignity of the title of Marshal of France will be allowed to disappear by extinction of those now bearing it." Marshals Foch and Fayolle are dead. Remaining of the Marshals of France are: Joseph (Battle of the Marne) Joffre, Henri (Verdun) Petain, Hubert (North Africa) Lyauty, Louis (Balkans) Franchet d'Esperey. None of these is a young...

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